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Old 01-23-2012, 12:42 AM   #1
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Hood rises while driving on the highway

I have an 07 Wrangler X was just wondering if anyone else had the problem of the hood rising a little when driving on the highway. It's not a major concern just curious if anyone knows of a fix. I think the problem could be solved by replacing the hood latches because they are rubber. If you have replaced them and had success, please let me know.

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Old 01-23-2012, 01:02 AM   #2
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Replace the hood latches. This is common across all years.

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Old 01-23-2012, 01:19 AM   #3
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hood latch replacement

Thanks for the tip, kind of figured replacement would be the fix. I even read in another forum to use zip ties to help hold the latches down but that one seemed a little shady to me.
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:37 AM   #4
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Also make sure the hood gasket is intact.

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Remove the factory spring. Helps a lot.
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Remove the factory spring. Helps a lot.

^^This. Mine rattled a lot, removed spring and I get NO MORE rattle.

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Old 01-23-2012, 10:05 AM   #8
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Daystar hood latches, inexpensive and your hood won't move at all.
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:08 AM   #9
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It's called "hood flutter."

Solutions range from replacing your factory hood latches with "Daystar Hood Wranglers" (these), which are essentially a "tighter" version than what comes form the factory, to DIY options like removing (or just zip tieing shorter) the spring under the front of your hood.

Personally, I don't have a hood flutter problem, but if I did I'd try zip tieing my spring so it's a level or two shorter and seeing if that solves the issue.
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my 07 had this. the daystar hood wranglers was the fix.i have not noticed this on my 12.
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thanks everyone for the quick responses, for now I'm taking the DIY option of just taking the spring out. I actually feel kind of dumb because I didn't even notice the spring until I just went and raised up my hood. Looks like I still have a lot to learn. Good to know that I have other options of replacements that don't look stupid as well.
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thanks everyone for the quick responses, for now I'm taking the DIY option of just taking the spring out. I actually feel kind of dumb because I didn't even notice the spring until I just went and raised up my hood. Looks like I still have a lot to learn. Good to know that I have other options of replacements that don't look stupid as well.
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latches

Daystar is the only way to go i live in KS and its windy as all get out. Plus i can get passed by Big rigs all day and NO hood lift at all. When i got my jk it fluttered at the slightest bit of wind and it only had 6600 miles. That was my first upgrade.
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